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LamTre20/21: Upstream spawning migration of river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) in the River Trent, 2020-2021
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Hull International Fisheries Institute (HIFI), University of Hull: United Kingdom; (2022): Upstream spawning migration of river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) in the River Trent, 2020-2021.
Contact: Jubb, William

Availability: This work is licensed under meaning it is under moratorium until 2024-11-05


This study investigated the upstream spawning migration of anadromous river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) in the River Trent, a heavily fragmented tributary of the Humber Estuary- the location of one of the largest river lamprey populations in the UK. River lamprey released upstream (n = 16) and downstream (n = 15) of Cromwell Weir were tracked from the upper estuary (Keadby) to upstream of the fourth weir encountered (Gunthorpe Weir). Receivers were also located in the Yorkshire Ouse catchment, which joins with the Trent at Trent Falls (to create the Humber Estuary). Overall, this study quantified river lamprey migration, spawning habitat distribution and historic river levels to develop a novel empirical index to understand the impact of man-made barriers and prioritise their remediation.


The geographical coverage for this project covered the river Trent, from Keadby to upstream of the fourth weir encountered (Gunthorpe Weir). Also included receivers in the River Yorkshire Ouse up to the first weir encountered in the main river (Naburn Weir) and the River Wharfe up to the fourth weir encountered (Wetherby Weir).

Biology, Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Acoustic arrays, Acoustic data, Acoustic detection, Acoustic devices, Acoustic telemetry, Acoustic tracking, Acoustic tracking systems, Anadromous migrations, Anadromous species, Animal migrations, Barriers, Connectivity, Connectivity analysis, Telemetry systems, Upstream migrations, Weirs, British Isles, England, Trent R., Lampetra Bonnaterre, 1788, Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758), Petromyzontidae Bonaparte, 1831

Geographical coverage
British Isles, England, Trent R. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 November 2020 - 19 May 2021

Taxonomic coverage
Lampetra Bonnaterre, 1788 [WoRMS]
Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Petromyzontidae Bonaparte, 1831 [WoRMS]

Acoustic detections Methodology
Acoustic detections: Acoustic telemetry

University of Hull; Hull International Fisheries Institute (HIFI), moredata collectordata creator

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Parent dataset:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2022-11-07
Information last updated: 2023-03-30
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